The greatest struggle in my life is the desire to not eat after 9:00 p.m. (as recommended by nutritionists, doctors, and that one ex-boyfriend who dumped me for “having the penchant to become chubby one day”) — a healthy life habit that is a complete antithesis to my other healthy life habit: smoking a j before bed, marveling at how fluffy alternative down comforters are despite not being made from real goose down, and trying to avoid the magnetic pull to graze on anything and everything inside the stainless steel best friend that lives in my kitchen. Enter my new lord and savior, Bethenny Frankel. Keep reading »
It was just another day at high school in Arnold, Maryland when one little pot brownie changed the game. The story goes like this: a student was eating his beloved brownie in class, sharing with his girlfriend (as you do) who sat nearby, when their teacher approached and asked for a bite of the brownie.
Now, before I continue with this story, I want it to be known that I have no idea what kind of teacher would actually accept a brownie from a student mid-class, let alone ASK FOR IT. Hello, inappropriate. Also, germs. Moving on… Keep reading »
This video of three grandmothers smoking marijuana for the first time (they live in Washington state, where it’s legal) and then playing a very stoned game of “Cards Against Humanity” is basically proof that all grandmas should try smoking marijuana because they are adorable and hilarious and relaxed and super jazzed about chips. I think my grandma, rest her soul, would have loved a little toke every now and again… [YouTube]
Beating out “Bae,” “Budtender,” “Contactless,” “Indyref,” “Normcore,” and “Slacktivism,” Oxford Dictionaries’ Word Of The Year has officially been crowned! While they were all worthy contenders, this year’s pick was an obvious choice since it’s usage has more than doubled over the last year, and you’re 30 times more likely to come across the word than you were two years ago. So without further ado, the Word Of The Year is… Keep reading »
What comes to mind when you picture someone who uses marijuana? For many it’s the stereotypical image of a lazy, spacey, and possibly dirty stoner who listens to The Grateful Dead, prefers hemp as their jewelry of choice, and is always good for a laugh or two. Recently, however, mainstream publications like Vogue, Elle and The New York Times are doing their best to challenge these tired assumptions as they introduce readers to the “new” wave of pot enthusiasts. And if Elle.com’s foray into the wild world of weed is any indication, it’s all about women. Keep reading »
So Republicans now control the House and the Senate, and they defeated Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Maryland, Maine, Massachussetts, and (sigh) Illinois, and so control the majority of gubernatorial offices in the U.S. Don’t freak out too much; let’s be honest, politicians’ inability to care about their constituencies knows no political party. Ever listened to that This American Life episode about campaign financing? It’s a good one. This year’s top ten most expensive races will cost $700 million combined. Keep reading »